Tom Cruise my arse! October 13th 2009 Jodhpur was my first taste of luxury since arriving in India. We booked into a hotel within a colonial-style villa on the edge of town, and spent our first morning in the Blue City reclining on comfy chairs outside our air-conditioned rooms. Lovely. Our relaxed mood vanished pretty quickly though after getting a rickshaw to Jodhpurs main bazaar, which spreads out from the old clock tower. With swe ... read more
Asia » India » Rajasthan » Jodhpur The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
I work as a town planner in London, and have always enjoyed travelling. I also love photography, and in June 2009 I decided to take a year off work to travel the globe. This blog recounts that trip.
I left London on the 14th June 2009. My trip divided roughly into four legs. The first is in Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, starting in June and finishing at the end of September. I then flew to Mumbai, for a three month trip through Central Asia taking in India, Nepal and Tibet. Next up was Southeast Asia, where I travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, arriving in Sin... full info